Ecological Sanctuary, Santa Elena

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  • We didn't expect anything and got a lot. There are three different Hiking Trails with different Lengths, 45min to 2-3 Hours through this family-run nature reserve. We chose the medium-length path, but switched to the longer one in between because we thought it was so nice. In the best Weather we could enjoy the View and marvel at some Animals (nasenbears, tucan, falke etc. I do not know the Name from another mammal). Even two armadillos we've seen that seem very shy. If you walk quietly and very attentively through the forest, you can be rewarded and see a lot. Whoever tramples loudly passes by. Food/cooking together no longer seems to exist, unfortunately.
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  • We thought this was to be our normal included tour lunch stop but it turned out to be anything but. We walked down a long track to the entrance which took us quite a while because of all the birds we ...  more »
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  • Chris gave us a amazing tour of the family farm. He gave us a unique look, and taste, of how a self-sustaining coffee plantation is run. A must if you're the least interested in how real coffee is grown.
  • This is a nice place to visit if you need some solace in nature, away from the other touristy activities in Monteverde. They have three self guided hiking trails. We took the longest one and then a detour towards the end to see the waterfall. It took us 2 hours in total. They have a nice family business and also sell some handmade goods at the reception but only accept cash for that.
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